Trent Jr. Scored 24, the Raptors beat the struggling Knicks with a score of 90-87

TORONTO (AP) – Gary Trent Jr scored 24 points, Fred VanVleet had 17 points and 11 assists, and the Toronto Raptors took their 10th straight home win over New York on Friday night, beating New York City. Knicks at 90-87.


Scottie Barnes had a career-high 12 points and 15 rebounds and Pascal Siakam had 13 points and 12 rebounds for the Raptors, who dropped 20 points in the first quarter but still claimed their third win in four games.

Toronto has held the opponent under 100 points in four of the past five games.

“The coach took care of the defense,” said Trent. “We have worked on it, we are pursuing it. Every day when we arrive, we are putting the pieces together, slowly but surely figuring it out. ”

The Knicks’ Obi Toppin scored a career-high 19 points and added 10 rebounds, Julius Randle had 13 points and 14 rebounds, and RJ Barrett scored 19 points.

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New York led 30-10 after less than 10 minutes of the game and lost for the sixth time in the past eight.

“It’s a shame not to come out here with a win, but the way we started the game really hurt us,” Knicks coach Tom Thibodeau said.

The Knicks also fell behind by double digits in the first half of Wednesday’s loss at Indiana.

“We had to be intense from the start,” Barrett said. “We can’t let teams come and hit us before we’ve decided to wake up and play.”

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Barrett’s 3 with 2:48 left sent the Knicks to the third round with an 86-83 scoreline, and his steering drive in the next possession made it a one-point game with 2:05 to Go.

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After Trent’s foul foul, Derrick Rose made a leap to put the visitors ahead 87-86, but Trent’s 3 with 1:11 left sent Toronto back to the top of the table, 89- eighty seven.

Trent’s big shot came after Barnes grabbed the rebound from VanVleet’s miss. Toronto finished with 48 rebounds versus New York’s 55.

“We were way ahead of them, but we gave up the expensive stuff when it was considered the biggest,” says Thibodeau.

Both teams missed shots before Randle’s potential game 3 ended with 3.2 seconds to play. Trent was fouled and made one of the two, putting Toronto into a 90-87 lead with 0.6 seconds remaining. Barrett takes the shot before the sirens, but it fails.

“Definitely a great look for what we have on the watch,” says Barrett.

Siakam shot 3 to 13 in the first half, and finished 3 to 18, but shot 7 to 8 at the goal line.

“Just one of those nights, not completely knocking them out,” said Raptors coach Nick Nurse. “But I think he played a really good game.”

The Raptors led 31-14 after one, with five of their nine shots coming from 3-point land. Things changed in the second half, and three 4:43 goals from Immanuel Quickley remained in the 29-9 Knicks speed-limited half in two quarters, tying the score to 39-39. Siakam scored the final four points of the inning, and Toronto led 50-42 at the time of the pause.

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The Raptors led 69-65 to the fourth table.


A day after Raptors president Masai Ujiri announced he was among those who tested positive for COVID-19 after attending a charity gala Sunday, Toronto Public Health asked any Anyone at Sunday’s sold-out game against Washington must self-monitor for symptoms for 10 days. The Raptors have announced a capacity of 19,800 spectators in all 14 home games this season.


Crazy Raptors fan Nav Bhatia missed a home game for the first time in franchise history, having to stay home in quarantine because he was at Ujiri’s charity gala. “My heart is breaking right now,” Bhatia wrote in an Instagram post. Bhatia has given his base ticket to actor Kal Penn, who intends to produce and star in a film about Bhatia, the first fan inducted into the Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Naismith.


Toronto-born Barrett already has close to 1,000 friends and family at the game, his second in Toronto. Barrett had 300 friends and family in on his first professional game there in November 2019.


Knicks: New York’s most recent win over Toronto was a 111-109 win on November 10, 2015, when the umpires overlooked Knicks star Carmelo Anthony stepping out of bounds in a critical situation. important at the end of the game. … The Knicks started Noel and Alec Burks failed to score in the first half. … Rose scored 11 points.

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Raptors: New York’s bench has 20 points ranked second, more than the Toronto team (19 points). … All five Raptors starters scored 10 or more. … Toronto were without striker OG Anunoby (left hip) and midfielder Khem Birch (right knee) for the 11th consecutive game. Center Precious Achiuwa (right shoulder pain) slipped for the second time in a row.


Knicks: Hosts Milwaukee Sunday.

Raptors: Hosts Sacramento on Monday.


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